Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm PST
hill to work on a "fiscal cliff" deal. house speaker john boehner came out of his meeting with the treasury secretary demanding the white house get serious about spending cuts. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> reporter: if a compromise isn't reached soon, automatic tax hikes and steep budget cuts will kick in january 1. geithner moved from one end of the capitol to the other encouraging lawmakers to sign off on an extension of middle class tax cuts now. democrats say their position is clear and they want a serious offer from republicans. >> the american people want us to avoid the "fiscal cliff" with a balanced approach. >> reporter: geithner is here in the halls of congress trying to clear some big hurdles with republicans. once a deal is closer president obama will take over the talks. so far independent senator joe lieberman is not encouraged. >> if we go over the cliff it's going to send the country back into recession. >> reporter: vice president joe biden stopped by a washington, d.c. costc
Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
rights attorney john burris says that person is basically the chief of the police chief. >> this is a game changer in many ways, and so it should be felt all the way down to the officers on the street. >> reporter: burris insists the compliance director will not direct officers on how to did their jobs on a daily basis. but instead, they will set policies to prevent police abuse, excessive force complaints and cut down on officer-involved shooting cases. one councilwoman says what oakland needs is a new leader at the police department. she is disappointed that the compliance director will prior to neither new crime-fighting strategies nor new leadership. >> the fact that we have people dying every few days in the city of oakland is a problem. >> reporter: a federal judge will have to sign off on the compliance director and he also gets to pick the person. civil rights attorney john burris says he wants to recommend a former police chief who has experience in dealing with the justice department to serve as compliance director. he wants someone with experience in reform. all sides say i
Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
-described river rat john nolan's house sits right on the river. the water is already on his lower deck. he figures every three to five years he goes through some sleepless nights. >> when i first moved here i was watching the river like you're seeing it now. i literally saw a house floating down the river. i'll probably sleep with an eye open tonight. >> reporter: there's a flood watch for small streams and tributaries all over the north bay. they could be the problem this weekend. water levels are rising fast here at the petaluma river basin. businesses and homes nearby have already sandbagged their properties. last night the water is about a foot under this drain pipe. by midday today that pipe is nearly under water. heavy rains overnight flooded roads all over sonoma county. by dawn, rohnert park expressway at stony point was under water. residence near tributaries, rivers and creeks and at the coast, that flood watch is extended until monday night. 6 p.m. that means be prepared to move if called to. reporting live at the russian river, linda yee, cbs 5. >>> pg&e is working to restore p
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
software company founder. how john mcafee said he elaborated authorities in belize. that and more at 6:00. >>> the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" is next. >> and remember, the latest news and weather are always on cbssf.com captions by: caption colorado email@example.com >> pelley: tonight, cuts in medicare and social security. that's the republican proposal. we have new details on how ever american's finances may change. white i can't tell andrews has the breaking news. wyatt tell andrews has the breaking news. elizabeth palmer with a family under fire. >> reportet'